Hastings Overview

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The Big Picture

Hastings is a local authority located in East Sussex, England, with a population of approximately 93,000 people. The area boasts a range of housing, including traditional Victorian terrace houses, modern apartments and houses, and even unique eco-friendly houses made from recycled materials. The community is active, with events such as the Hastings Jack in the Green festival, a popular May Day celebration that includes traditional Morris dancing and a parade of giants, and the Old Town Carnival Week, which features a week of music, parades, and other activities. In terms of entertainment, Hastings offers a variety of venues such as the White Rock Theatre, the Stables Theatre, and the Electric Palace cinema, which is one of the oldest in the UK. The local economy is diverse, with a mix of traditional industries such as fishing and tourism, as well as modern businesses in the creative and tech sectors. Hastings is also home to the Hastings Fishermen’s Museum and the Jerwood Gallery, which houses a collection of 20th and 21st-century British art.

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Hastings Population

The population graphic above highlights changes in Hastings’s population over time, while the diversity graphic compares local diversity to the national average, giving a snapshot of the area’s cultural makeup.

Hastings Diversity

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